In January 2017, we continued our group effort in making wine from a kit, with the bottling process. This was fun!
We set up our host's garage as a wine-bottling assembly line. Everyone circulated around trying out the different steps in the process: pumping the wine into the bottles, putting in the corks, sealing the bottles, and attaching labels.
Chapter president Rebecca Grider explains the "assembly line."
Jason Grider with the equipment for getting the wine into bottles.
Look at that color!
Richard Trout filling one of the first bottles.
Stan, Wendy and Jason hard at work.
Susan Sanchez has got the hang of it.
Mary Campbell at the "filling station."
Susan Schuler (our host for the day)
Sabine Shurter fills a bottle. Good job!
Hint: All those filled bottles need corks!
Maybe if I press down on this lever...
Richard Trout has it all figured out.
Bob Dolci: "I think I can, I think I can..."
He did it!
Tracy McBride's turn!
Susan Schuler's got it!
Wendy Dolci gets it done.
Tina Kleckner applying heat.
Susan Sanchez doing a great job!
Daniella Scalice has the technique down!
Donna Kelley, point that at the bottle!
Wetting them and applying to the bottles
Donna and Mary work on the labels
Brad applying the finishing touches...
... and can't wait to taste the fruits of our labor one day
We're done! Now we wait! Next step... tasting (in a few months from now, stay tuned)